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Re: Vanity case pencil
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Lots of collectors of old pens and pencils; I'd start there....

Posted on: 2014/4/3 16:23
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Re: How'd they do it?
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Elsewhere in the same section you will find a full page advertisement for Parker Rust Proof Company on Page P-57. This company provided a special primer called "Bonderite" for both Studebakers and Packards.


Apparently no one today remembers what rust buckets these cars were in the day.

I bought my first Packard in 1959. By then all the Packards were on the last row of the lot, and all lacked rocker panels and most had other rust related issues. I finally found a 1956 Patrician in good shape, for which I paid $550. Much as I ;liked the interior, the headlight area had pinpricks, as did the rockers. the door bottoms were suspect as well.

And we all remember Studebaker front fenders and the lack of a proper interior splash guard.

Bonderite must have been associated with bondo, another fine product of the era....

Posted on: 2014/4/3 16:18
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Re: Rear Bushings
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Looking at the Steele catalogue on line, there are two sets of bushings: a four piece and an eight piece.

Which did you get, and why (as in what is the difference?)

Posted on: 2014/4/3 0:23
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Re: Reanimate the (Packard) Ruins
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Ya gotta love contest speak/architect speak, formerly known as BS.

I just hate to see all this extracurricular activity intruding on the long running reality show "What Am I Bid...."

How about a nuclear test site?

Posted on: 2014/3/30 16:25
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Re: Paint Formulas
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Color matching is as much art as science. paint formulations can vary slightly and be visibly different; your paint can weather or age, changing color. Doing it by the numbers will not give an exact match, unless you are very lucky or have failing eyesight.

Lets say that I could print an exact match visually for my blue...if you then measured the two, chances are the paint would not match perfectly. Why? Because the chemistry of the colors is different.

Same problem trying to read a paint chip. Colors that appear to match are formed of different amounts of different colors. They might match in sunshine and be different under streetlights, or cloudy skies.

I used to do work for Sears (when they were on Homan) who discovered that bathroom items (towels, shower curtains, mats, soap dishes, toilet seats) would match in the store but mismatch under incandescent or fluorescent light. Housewife would return them and be mightily irritated. They spent a lot of ytime and money working with vendors to fix things.

99 times out of 100 it just isn't simple or easy!

Posted on: 2014/3/29 16:10
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Re: Info on spark pluge
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Interesting site. Four plugs are listed for my 456: double platinum, platinum, resistor and non resistor.

Which is preferable, and why?

Posted on: 2014/3/29 15:57
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Re: 1955-56 fender mirror
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A caution.

My mirrors came on the car. The drivers mirror is fine, but the passenger side mirror is borderline unusable for two reasons: the post between vent and main window bisects the mirror thus obliterating most of it from where I sit. More to the point, the mirror head will not position so I can use what is left of the image.

Moral: Check before you drill....

Posted on: 2014/3/28 0:35
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Re: Why differences?
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Coming back to the 1929 accessories list...what was a Tiffany Visor?

Also, sitting on the table behind me is a packard logo pines flat radiator shutter. Since it has the logo, ny notion of when it wqas offered, an d for how much?

+1 on all the touch screen comments. What possessed Ford to try and work with Microschmuck, whose products seldom come close to their hype?

Posted on: 2014/3/27 16:54
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Re: In Search of ........
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Can I get the medication that erases your memory?

A memory version of the rubber spray cans that "Phil Swift" sells. Order right now and we will throw in a second can absolutely free. Just pay shipping and handling....

Posted on: 2014/3/25 22:11
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Re: What are you doing for your car this year?
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Thank you all for the detailed answers.
I'm getting to know my car fairly well; it's fascinating to see what you go through with older cars.
I'm also relieved that I'm not the only person with a fair sized list of things to do!
Parts are probably easiest for the v-8s; sympathize when they are absolutely unfindable.

Posted on: 2014/3/25 22:04
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